GameStop Sold NFT Games Without ‘Consent,’ Dev Claims

GameStop Sold NFT Games Without ‘Consent,’ Dev Claims

Image: Gamestop / Krystian Majewski / Kotaku GameStop has once again proven with their NFT shenanigans that an unregulated market built on planet-destroying technology is, and this may shock you, not a terribly great idea. In a thorough report from Ars-Technica, the GameStop NFT marketplace is yet again the topic of controversy as an NFT … Read more

How It Feels When Bed Bath and Beyond Thinks You’re Pregnant

How It Feels When Bed Bath and Beyond Thinks You’re Pregnant

The coupon Stephanie Lucas received in the mail she said was addressed to her daughter, even though she isn’t pregnant.Photo: Stephanie Lucas Stephanie Lucas, a California-based UX designer, was at home Saturday morning when she read Gizmodo’s investigation into dozens of companies selling data on millions of Americans labeled “actively pregnant” or “shopping for maternity … Read more

The Difference Between Wood Putty and Wood Filler (and When to Use Them)

The Difference Between Wood Putty and Wood Filler (and When to Use Them)

Photo: Virote Chuenwiset (Shutterstock) One of the benefits of using wood to build furniture, structures, and other objects is its ability to be fastened together using materials like screws, nails, and glue, and techniques like dovetailing. And because wood is a natural material, when you’re working with lumber (as opposed to particle board), whatever you … Read more

Cat Game Stray Falls Into Cyberpunk’s Usual Orientalism Problem

Cat Game Stray Falls Into Cyberpunk’s Usual Orientalism Problem

Image: Annapurna Interactive If you’ve felt uncomfortable about the rice paddy hats in strayyou aren’t the only one. stray lifts Asian aesthetics to evoke exoticism and danger, but it doesn’t engage with the history of the city it appropriates. This is especially problematic because its real-world setting carries painful historical baggage that can’t be reduced … Read more

Scientists Have Created an AI That Can Think Like a Human Baby

Scientists Have Created an AI That Can Think Like a Human Baby

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are already way ahead of us in certain areas – playing Go, for example, or crunching huge sets of data – but in other aspects AI is still a long way behind human beings, even just a few months after we ‘reborn. For example, even young babies instinctively know that one … Read more

Falling Rocket Parts Becoming More Likely to Cause Fatalities

Falling Rocket Parts Becoming More Likely to Cause Fatalities

This Chinese-made Long March 5B Y2 rocket launched in April, 2021, but this type of rocket has been cited at least twice for parts left in orbit striking the Earth upon reentry.Photo: The Yomiuri Shimbun (PA) Sorry kids, but when you’re wishing on a falling star, those flashing streaks in the night sky might actually … Read more

China Tests Drag Sail For Removing Space Junk

China Tests Drag Sail For Removing Space Junk

This kite-like space sail will help deorbit a rocket component within two years.Image: Shanghai Academy of Space Flight Technology Eengineers in China have successfully deployed an ultra-thin sail attached to a rocket part to expedite its departure from low Earth orbit and reduce the amount of space junk lovingly floating above our planet. The 269-square-foot … Read more

Kojima Productions Threatens Legal Action Over ‘Assassin’ Photo

Kojima Productions Threatens Legal Action Over ‘Assassin’ Photo

Image: Kojima Productions Last week a racist joke originating from a shitty corner of the internet got quickly out of hand, and before long French politicians and Greek news channels—among others—were erroneously reporting that an old photograph of legendary game designer Hideo Kojima was actually a photo of Tetsuya Yamagamithe 41 year-old who assassinated former … Read more

Building Blocks of RNA Spotted at the Center of the Milky Way

Building Blocks of RNA Spotted at the Center of the Milky Way

A team of researchers say they’ve found some building blocks of RNA in a molecular cloud close to the center of the Milky Way. The discovery has implications for theories about how life began on Earth—and perhaps elsewhere. The molecular cloud is named G+0.693-0.027. The team of astrophysicists, astrobiologists, and chemists conducted a survey of … Read more

Reddit Releases Cursed NFT Avatars In New Crypto Foray

Reddit Releases Cursed NFT Avatars In New Crypto Foray

screenshot: Reddit Reddit just announced and opened a “Collectible Avatar” storefront. In this hub you can buy artists’ renditions of the social site’s congenial alien mascot Snoo, except they’re all NFTs. Hold for applause or for a little vomit to come out of your mouth. Reddit has been shouting its crypto love for years, but … Read more